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  1. On the Plurality of Worlds.William G. Lycan - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (1):42-47.
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  • An Argument for the Identity Theory.David K. Lewis - 1966 - Journal of Philosophy 63 (1):17-25.
  • Word and Object.Henry W. Johnstone - 1960 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 22 (1):115-116.
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  • The Structure of Appearance.W. V. Quine - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (18):556-563.
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  • The Structure of Appearance.Hugues Leblanc - 1952 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 12 (3):447-448.
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  • The New Realism: Coöperative Studies in Philosophy.Evander Bradley McGilvary - 1913 - Philosophical Review 22 (1):57-65.
  • What is a Law of Nature?Mark Wilson - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (3):435-441.
  • What is a Law of Nature.[author unknown] - 1983 - Mind 94 (373):164-166.
  • It Ain't Necessarily So.Hilary Putnam - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (22):658-671.
  • Remarks on Causation and Compulsion.Donald C. Williams - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (4):120-124.
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  • The Principles of Causality.A. P. Ushenko - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (4):85-101.
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  • The Myth of Passage.Donald C. Williams - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (15):457-472.
  • Truth, Error, and the Location of the Datum.Donald C. Williams - 1934 - Journal of Philosophy 31 (16):428-438.
  • The Definition of Yellow and of Good.Donald Cary Williams - 1930 - Journal of Philosophy 27 (19):515-527.
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  • On the Elements of Being: I.Donald Cary Williams - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (1):3--18.
    Metaphysics is the thoroughly empirical science. Every item of experience must be evidence for or against any hypothesis of speculative cosmology, and every experienced object must be an exemplar and test case for the categories of analytic ontology. Technically, therefore, one example ought for our present theme to be as good as another. The more dignified examples, however, are darkened with a patina of tradition and partisanship, while some frivolous ones are peculiarly perspicuous. Let us therefore imagine three lollipops, made (...)
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  • Necessary Facts.Donald C. Williams - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):601 - 626.
    My main thesis is that the necessary and its necessity are factual, or matters of fact, in the sense that they are realities on the same ontic plane or planes with any other beings there may be, physical, phenomenal, or Platonically transcendent, and are no more creatures of thought and speech than dogs and gravity are; if I think they are all physical actualities, this is only because I think everything is. I have a second thesis, however, which is that (...)
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  • Philosophical Papers. [REVIEW]R. J. B. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (4):673-673.
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  • Against Structural Universals.David K. Lewis - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (1):25 – 46.
  • Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics.P. F. Strawson - 1959 - Routledge.
    The classic, influential essay in 'descriptive metaphysics' by the distinguished English philosopher.
  • If Tropes.Anna-Sofia Maurin - 2002 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    The treatise attempts to approach and deal with some of the most fundamental problems facing anyone who wishes to uphold some version of the so-called theory of tropes. Three assumptions serve as a basis for the investigation: tropes exist, only tropes exist, and a one-category trope-theory along these lines should be developed so that the tropes it postulates are able to serve as truth-makers for all kinds of atomic propositions. Provided that these assumptions are accepted, it is found that the (...)
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  • The Paradoxes of Time Travel.David K. Lewis - 1976 - American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (2):145-152.
  • Counterfactual Dependence and Time’s Arrow’, Reprinted with Postscripts In.David K. Lewis - 1986 - Philosophical Papers 2.
     
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  • New Work for a Theory of Universals.David Lewis - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):343-377.
  • The Truthmakers.David K. Lewis - 1998 - Times Literary Supplement 4950 (4950):30-33.
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  • Truthmaking and Difference-Making.David K. Lewis - 2001 - Noûs 35 (4):602–615.
  • Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 17 (2):278-279.
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  • Abstract Particulars.Keith Campbell - 1990 - Mind 100 (1):142-146.
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  • Blocking the Path From Vagueness to Four Dimensionalism.Kristie Miller - 2005 - Ratio 18 (3):317–331.
    There is a general form of an argument which I call the ‘argument from vagueness’ which attempts to show that objects persist by perduring, via the claim that vagueness is never ontological in nature and thus that composition is unrestricted. I argue that even if we grant that vagueness is always the result of semantic indeterminacy rather than ontological vagueness, and thus also grant that composition is unrestricted, it does not follow that objects persist by perduring. Unrestricted mereological composition lacks (...)
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  • The Paradoxes of Time Travel.David Lewis - 2004 - In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  • Noneism or Allism?David K. Lewis - 1990 - Mind 99 (393):23-31.
  • New Work For a Theory of Universals.David K. Lewis - 1997 - In D. H. Mellor & Alex Oliver (eds.), Properties. Oxford University Press.
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  • Humean Supervenience Debugged.David K. Lewis - 1994 - Mind 103 (412):473--490.
    Tn this paper I explore and to an extent defend HS. The main philosophical challenges to HS come from philosophical views that say that nomic concepts-laws, chance, and causation-denote features of the world that fail to supervene on non-nomic features. Lewis rejects these views and has labored mightily to construct HS accounts of nomic concepts. His account of laws is fundamental to his program, since his accounts of the other nomic notions rely on it. Recently, a number of philosophers have (...)
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  • Universals and Existents.Donald C. Williams - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (1):1 – 14.
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  • On the Elements of Being: II.Donald C. Williams - 1953 - Review of Metaphysics 7 (2):171-192.
    If a bit of perceptual behavior is a trope, so is any response to a stimulus, and so is the stimulus, and so therefore, more generally, is every effect and its cause. When we say that the sunlight caused the blackening of the film we assert a connection between two tropes; when we say that Sunlight in general causes Blackening in general, we assert a corresponding relation between the corresponding universals. Causation is often said to relate events, and generally speaking (...)
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  • Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics.P. F. Strawson - 1959 - Mind 70 (278):258-264.
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  • Parts of Classes.David LEWIS - 1991 - Mind 100 (3):394-397.
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  • The Structure of Appearance.Nelson Goodman - 1956 - Studia Logica 4:255-261.
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  • Mind as a Matter of Fact.Donald Williams - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):205-25.
    The definitive principle of actualism is that the world is composed wholly of actual or factual entities, including concreta like a horse and abstracta like his neigh, and the sums and the sets thereof, all on the one plane of particular and definite existents. There are no substrata of potency or prime matter, no forces or virtues, no blur of indefiniteness or press of tendency; no superstructure of unexampled essences or disembodied possibilities or transcendental acts of Be-ing. Our actual entities, (...)
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  • How Hochberg Helped Us Take the Ontological Turn: An Introduction.Fraser MacBride - 2014 - Dialectica 68 (2):163-169.
    In this paper I briefly describe Hochberg's role in helping bringing about the ontological turn through his critique of Quine's ostrich nominalism and his arguments in favour of truth-making. I compare Hochberg and Armstrong's fact-centred metaphysics, where the former was an influence for the latter, before charting some of Hochberg's contributions to the history of philosophy.
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  • An Argument for the Identity Theory.David Lewis - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  • What is a Law of Nature?D. M. Armstrong - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    First published in 1985, D. M. Armstrong's original work on what laws of nature are has continued to be influential in the areas of metaphysics and philosophy of science. Presenting a definitive attack on the sceptical Humean view, that laws are no more than a regularity of coincidence between stances of properties, Armstrong establishes his own theory and defends it concisely and systematically against objections. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Marc (...)
     
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  • The Universe as We Find It.John Heil - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    What does reality encompass? Is it exclusively physical, or does it include mental and 'abstract' aspects? What are the elements of being, reality's raw materials? John Heil offers stimulating answers to these questions framed in terms of a comprehensive metaphysics of substances and properties inspired by Descartes, Locke, and their successors.
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  • Contemporary Metaphysicians and Their Traditions.Daniel Nolan - 2007 - Philosophical Topics 35 (1-2):1-18.
    When invited to consider the methodology of contemporary metaphysics, quite a number of procedures spring to mind as part of the metaphysician's toolkit. These include: eliciting and relying on intuitions; solving location problems and using “conceptual analysis”; inference to the best theory, both on internal metaphysical grounds and drawing from the theoretical reaches of the sciences; working on topics clearly close to, or even overlapping, those of other areas of inquiry using techniques of those other areas; achieving coherence with other (...)
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  • The Sea Fight Tomorrow.Donald Cary Williams - 1951 - In Structure, Method and Meaning. New York: Liberal Arts Press. pp. 282-306.
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  • Philosophical Papers.Graeme Forbes & David Lewis - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (1):108.
  • The Languages of Realism and Nominalism.Richard B. Brandt - 1956 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 17 (4):516-535.
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  • The Nature of Universals and of Abstractions.Donald Cary Williams - 1931 - The Monist 41 (4):583-593.
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  • The Nature and Variety of the A Priori.Donald C. Williams - 1937 - Analysis 5 (6):85 - 94.
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  • Naturalism and the Nature of Things.Donald Williams - 1944 - Philosophical Review 53 (5):417-443.
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  • Critical Notice. [REVIEW]David Lewis - 1992 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 70 (2):211 – 224.